Third Mississippi River Report Card workshop held in Memphis, Tennessee

IAN staff traveled to Memphis, Tennessee for the third of six sub-basin workshops for the Mississippi River Report Card project. This workshop focused on the Lower Mississippi River Basin, which represents the downstream portion of the entire Mississippi River watershed, including the Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Red, and White Rivers. The two-day workshop brought together experts from natural resource science and management, engineering, and economic sectors. A key feature of this basin is an underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to millions of people. It stretches between Memphis, TN, and Greenville, MS. Workshop participants helped determine indicators that would be used to address the six goals (flood risk, transportation, ecosystems, economies, water supply, and recreation) of the Mississippi River report card. This report card is part of the America's Watershed Initiative.